Avatar is available on DVD and Blu-ray today! To celebrate, we’re holding an Avatar Photo Contest.
To enter, just head down to your local BLOCKBUSTER store dressed as your favorite Na’vi and take a picture with one of the giant Avatar character standees or in front of the glow-in-the-dark window posters. Or, if you’re already a blue person with sharp features, just take a picture. Then, post the picture to our Avatar Photo Contest Flickr Group by Sunday, April 25.
We’ll judge photos on originality and creativity. The winner will receive a BLOCKBUSTER prize pack worth $250. That’s right — FREE STUFF! I’ll announce the winner right here on this very blog on Tuesday, April 27.
For official rules, peruse the legal mumbo jumbo below.
BLOCKBUSTER AVATAR COSTUME PHOTO CONTEST
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The BLOCKBUSTER Avatar Costume Photo Contest (the “Contest”) runs from 4/22/2010, 10:01A.M. CT through 4/25/2010, 11:59 p.m. CT (“Entry Period”). This Contest is sponsored by Blockbuster Inc. (“Sponsor”).
Entering: To enter, visit a participating BLOCKBUSTER store dressed as your favorite Na’vi character during the Entry Period, take a picture with the Avatar standee or glow-in-the-dark window poster and submit the photo to the Contest site on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/groups/bbavatar (the “Site”). Submission on the Site requires registration at flickr.com, which is free with a free Yahoo account. Sponsor is not responsible for your use of the Flickr site and/or your ability to register on flickr.com and/or yahoo.com. Duplicate entries of the same submission will not be considered. All entries received after the Entry Period will not be considered.
By entering, you warrant that your materials are original and your own work, do not infringe on any third party’s rights, and that you have obtained any necessary permissions from any third party if a third party or third party’s property appears in the photograph. You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted. Further, you warrant your materials (i) are not sexually explicit, unnecessarily violent or derogatory, (ii) do not promote drugs, alcohol, or firearms, (iii) do not contain trademarks, logos or copyrighted materials owned by others, and (iv) do not depict the likeness of anyone or any personal property without their permission. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry if it finds, in its sole discretion, that any of the foregoing warranties are not true or finds an entry to be inappropriate. Sponsor is under no obligation to post any entry. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding.
Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to future use of the photographs they enter except for the following and as set forth otherwise herein: Your entry to the Contest constitutes your agreement to allow your entered photographs and your name, city, and state, without any fee or other form of compensation, to be published as a winner of the Contest on blockbuster.com and other websites, as determined in Blockbuster’s sole discretion, and Blockbuster may make and retain copies of the winner’s photograph for archival purposes.
Consent by Winner: Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, the winning entry submitted to Sponsor becomes Sponsor’s property, and no correspondence will be entered into. Sponsor has the right and permission to use, publish, broadcast, reproduce, and distribute the winning photograph in any manner or media throughout the world in perpetuity, for any purposes whatsoever, including but not limited to, advertising and promotion.
Judging: Entries will be judged by Sponsor’s employees (“Contest Judges”) on the basis of originality and costume creativity. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified.
Final Decision: On or about April 27, 2010, the Contest Judges will judge all eligible photos received during the Entry Period. Decisions of the Contest Judges are final and binding.
Eligibility: The contest is open to all legal US residents, 18 and older as of the start of the Contest. Void in Puerto Rico where prohibited or restricted by law. Contest subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and accept decisions of Sponsor as final. Persons who are employees (and those with whom such employees are domiciled) or agents of Sponsor, its franchisees or their advertising and promotional agencies and the Contest Judges, are not eligible. The promotion is offered in the United States only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to Texas law.
Prizes: There will be one (1) Grand Prize consisting of a Samsung Blu-ray player and a 10 week movie rental card (“Card”) good for one (1) movie rental per week for 10 consecutive weeks (total approximate retail value is $250). Card is good for one (1) free movie rental per week for 10 consecutive weeks at the participating BLOCKBUSTER store where Card is activated. Week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday. Limit one (1) Card per account number at any time. Limit one (1) rental per week. Any week(s) skipped cannot be later redeemed and shall be forfeited. Membership rules apply for rental at BLOCKBUSTER. Customer responsible for applicable taxes and any charges that may apply to product kept beyond due date. See store for full rental terms and conditions.
Prize must be accepted as awarded, and is not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash. Prize may not be substituted, except by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right at any time to substitute a prize or any portion thereof for a prize of equal or greater value.
Winner will be announced via blog.blockbuster.com on or about April 27, 2010. Winner will be emailed through his/her Flickr account. Prize will be shipped to winner. If the winner is disqualified or determined to be ineligible, or if a prize is unclaimed or undeliverable, an alternate winner will be selected using the same judging process/criteria described above. The alternate winner is subject to all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.
Entries must be made on the Site by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, internet domain owner, or other person or organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is NOT responsible for: printing or typographical errors in any related materials; stolen or fraudulent entries or mail; or transactions that are processed or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction. Winner is solely responsible for payment of all federal, state, and local taxes on prize. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify Contest if fraud or technical failure compromises the integrity of the Contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
Sponsor not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission whether caused by Sponsor, entrant, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the process of submissions which may limit a participant’s ability to participate in this Contest. Sponsor is entitled to interpret these Official Rules as needed and its decisions are final and binding.
By participating in this Contest, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents and franchisees from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of action, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this Contest, including without limitation, infringement of intellectual property rights, any prize won, any use of the entry materials by Sponsor, the warranties you make under these Official Rules, and any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded. IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST AND/OR USE OF THE SITE.
Winner’s List: The winner’s name will be posted online at blog.blockbuster.com.
Sponsor: Blockbuster Inc., 1201 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas 75270.